'Product quality and healthier options are eating marketing'

US food next wave on display at Winter Fancy Food

A veteran of attending the annual Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco, just-food's US columnist Victor Martino reflects on the changes s...

Kraft Heinz eyes Unilever deal

Does Kraft Heinz want to swallow Unilever whole?

Kraft Heinz's takeover bid for Unilever came as something of a shock today – not least because of the seeming unlikely pairing of the 3G Cap...

Schneider (left) remains committed to health and wellness strategy

Focus: Nestle CEO plan to balance sales, earnings

Announcing's Nestle 2016 results today (16 February) newly-installed CEO Mark Schneider revealed growth at the Swiss food giant came in belo...

Kellogg hopes DSD exit  will pave the way for profitable growth in US snacks - but risks remain

Will Kellogg's DSD exit help it grow in US snacks?

Kellogg's decision to end the direct store delivery (DSD) of its snacks in the US is expected to give the company's profitability some momen...

Mead Johnson  buy suggests RB is placing greater emphasis on its health division

Why Reckitt Benckiser moved for Mead Johnson

Mead Johnson has been the subject of takeover talk ever since it was spun-off from pharma group Bristol-Myers Squibb in 2009. Today's (10 Fe...

Mondelez says it will increase the investment behind its power brands - but at what cost?

Is Mondelez's margin target hurting sales?

Mondelez International has delivered a lacklustre set of 2016 numbers but the snacks giant, which has been buffered by a challenging operati...


Hershey's 2016 results and 2017 outlook - 5 things to learn 7 Feb 17

Hershey's 2016 results and 2017 outlook, issued on Friday (3 February), suggested both a stronger finish to the year than the preceding nine months had suggested and confidence on this year's earnings above that seen on Wall Street. Nevertheless, analysts still had questions on Hershey's earnings expectations, on its performance in China and on its plans for its cost structure. Dean Best reports.


DineEquity's latest international push, Taco Bell makes debut in China, Shake Shack names first COO - foodservice focus, January 2017 6 Feb 17

The opening month of 2017 saw a raft of notable developments at some of the major names in the foodservice channel. Dean Best analyses the latest goings-on at three: DineEquity, Yum China and Shake Shack.

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Kerry's Scanlon to replace McCarthy as CEO

Dean Best | 21 Feb 17 Kerry Group set to see Asia Pacific boss Scanlon become new CEO

Kerry Group has announced Edmond Scanlon, the head of the ingredients and packaged food company's operations in Asia Pacific, will replace Stan McCarthy as CEO.


UK food and drink exports hit new record

John Shepherd | 21 Feb 17 China is now fastest growing market for UK food and drink exports

The value of UK food and drink exports grew by 10.5% in 2016 to a record of more than GBP20bn (US$24.8) as manufacturers "responded to rapid growth in demand for quality produce", according to new figures from UK industry association the Food and Drink Federation (FDF).


Britannia inks MoU with Chipita over JV

Katy Askew | 21 Feb 17 Britannia inks JV with Greek company

Indian biscuit maker Britannia Industries has signed a "non-binding memorandum of understanding" with Greek cake-to-croissant maker Chipita that could lead to a joint venture between the two companies.

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Mondelez launches savoury snacks brand Vea

UK organic sector growth may ease in 2017

Smucker cuts FY sales forecast

Fresh Del Monte 2016 earnings surge as sales dip

Kerry operating earnings strengthen on slow sales

Ulker Biskuvi eyes United Biscuits Saudi unit

Thai Union net profit stable on cost control

Leroy Seafood sees "record" 2016

Wessanen eyeing growth in European organic market - interview from Biofach 2017 21 Feb 17

John Shepherd'Organic business will continue to grow' – Wessanen executive VP for marketing Klaus Arntz

Wessanen, the Netherlands-based food group, enjoyed a solid 2016 and last week forecast stronger growth in sales and operating margins this year. The organic sector is one of Wessanen's key markets and, talking to just-food at last week's Biofach trade show in Germany, executive VP for marketing Klaus Arntz set out where the company sees its growth in the category.


How French own-label group Agromousquetaires aims to grow - interview with CEO Christophe Bonno 9 Feb 17

John ShepherdChristophe Bonno plans to strengthen Agromousquetaires' presence at home and expand abroad

Agromousquetaires is France's number one private-label supplier. However, three-quarters of the company's EUR4bn in annual sales is generated through business with Intermarché, its sister company under the umbrella of manufacturing and retail business Groupement des Mousquetaires. John Shepherd met Agromousquetaires chief executive Christophe Bonno to discuss the company's plans for growth.


Patanjali Ayurved MD Acharya Balkrishna on rise of India's FMCG disruptor - interview 6 Jan 17

Raghavendra VermaPatanjali Ayurved targeting US$15bn in sales by March 2020, Balkrishna says

Fast-growing Indian consumer goods company Patanjali Ayurved was described this week as "the most disruptive force" in the country's FMCG market. Set up in 2006, Patanjali Ayurved's mix of food and personal care products, combined with its strategy of promoting the Ayurveda system of medicine, has enjoyed rapid growth - and the business has ambitious plans. Raghavendra Verma met Patanjali Ayurved managing director Acharya Balkrishna to find out more.

Fyffes to face Ethical Trading Initiative disciplinary committee

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 17 Feb 17

A year after union officials alleged Fyffes abused workers on plantations in Central America - and called on the produce giant to be kicked out of the Ethical Trading Initiative forum - the company is set to go before a committee at the UK-based organisation.


Could 3G Capital's next move be in foodservice?

Dean Best, just-food editorial team Dean Best | 15 Feb 17

Much of the chatter about where 3G Capital could look next has centred on packaged food - but might the private-equity fund be about to extend its foodservice empire?


Safety allegations could tarnish Mead Johnson's reputation

Katy Askew, just-food editorial team Katy Askew | 10 Feb 17

Headlines that Mead Johnson's board has backed Reckitt Benckiser's takeover bid will no doubt overshadow the other news on the group this week – that it is facing a US lawsuit from a “whistle blower” over alleged breaches of safety procedures.

Kraft Heinz approaches Unilever with merger offer

Kraft Heinz approaches Unilever with merger offer

3G Capital and Warren Buffett's latest move in food has been to sound out the Ben & Jerry's and Knorr owner about a combination.

Nestle's new CEO unveils 2016 results - and sets out stall

Nestle's new CEO unveils 2016 results - and sets out stall

The numbers from the world's largest food maker included its slowest growth for 20 years, while new boss Mark Schneider ended the company's long-standing sales target and set out plans to step up restructuring.

All change at Aryzta

All change at Aryzta

The Switzerland-based bakery group, facing questions over its performance from some investors, has announced the resignations of its CEO and CFO.

Reckitt Benckiser's surprise move for Mead Johnson

Reckitt Benckiser's surprise move for Mead Johnson

The Dettol-to-Durex owner has tabled a takeover bid for the US-based infant formula group.

Consumer and Market Insights: Bakery and Cereals in the UK

Consumer and Market Insights: Bakery and Cereals in the UK

The Bakery & Cereals market in the UK is led by the Bread & Rolls category in terms of both value and volume, while Cereal Bars are forecast to register the fastest growth among all categories during 2015-2020. Hypermarkets & Supermarkets represent the largest distribution channel for Bakery & Cereals in the country... Read more

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